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Surprise Poll Results: Obama Oil Response Worse Than Bush Katrina Response
Dakota Voice ^ | 6/7/10 | Bob Ellis

Posted on 06/07/2010 11:50:51 AM PDT by LdSentinal

Considering the (a) all-out media hysteria over Katrina and the blitz of condemnation of President Bush by liberal politicians and members of the “mainstream” media, and (b) the interference and cover the “mainstream” media has run for President Obama over the BP oil spill…the results of this poll are nothing short of amazing.

Via Newsmax from an ABC News/Washington Post poll:

A month and a half after the spill began, 69 percent in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll rate the federal response negatively. That compares with a 62 negative rating for the response to Katrina two weeks after the August 2005 hurricane.

These surprising numbers may just indicate that record-low numbers of Americans are drinking the Koolaid the “mainstream” media is desperately selling.

Public confidence in the objectivity, accuracy and reliability of “mainstream” media information has been dropping for 15 years or more. After the “in-the-tank” overtly pro-Obama media coverage of 2008, public confidence probably dropped several notches.

How much should the federal government be doing in this situation? A lot less than many want it to, I suspect. To a great extent, state and local governments are still the best level of response to disasters. They are closer to the issue and, when compared to the bloated and inefficient federal government, far more capable of action.

When Hurricane Katrina struck, state and local authorities like that of Louisiana and New Orleans responded slowly and incompetently–then blamed the federal government (and the convenient Republican administration) for their own ineptitude. Of course, the “mainstream” media was right there to hype stories of suffering, shed tears and make impassioned pleas for help.

I think there is an argument to be made, however, that the federal government has a greater role for response with the oil spill since it is taking place far off the coast of the country and originates well outside the boundaries of any state or states.

Still, these poll results after the predictable media double-standard are very interesting…and encouraging. If our republic is to survive, the American people must learn to look beyond the propaganda of our “mainstream” media.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: golf; obama; oil; spill

1 posted on 06/07/2010 11:50:51 AM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: LdSentinal

None of that oil should have ever reached shore.


2 posted on 06/07/2010 11:52:53 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: LdSentinal

But he was there since day one... /s


3 posted on 06/07/2010 11:53:36 AM PDT by camerongood210
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To: LdSentinal

Based on this article, the poll doesn’t say that Obama’s response was worse than Bush’s. Did they even ask people that question? All this says is that 6% more people view the response negatively. It doesn’t say which they think is worse.


4 posted on 06/07/2010 11:53:42 AM PDT by Huck (Q: How can you tell a party is in the majority? A: They're complaining about the fillibuster.)
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To: Huck

correction: 7%


5 posted on 06/07/2010 11:54:03 AM PDT by Huck (Q: How can you tell a party is in the majority? A: They're complaining about the fillibuster.)
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To: LdSentinal

Make no mistake, I wasn’t even aware that Obama had responded to the spill.

Let me be clear, the only thing I have seen him do is party.

Moreover, President Tar Ball sucks.


6 posted on 06/07/2010 11:54:25 AM PDT by chris37
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To: LdSentinal
States Rights!! Jindel had to beg....and I'll bet Obama loved every bit of it.

Same thing with the brave Governor of Arizona in re; to immigration..."Beg Me"...

?Me thinks he's taking the "I Won" a bit too far.

7 posted on 06/07/2010 11:55:03 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: chris37

8 posted on 06/07/2010 11:55:53 AM PDT by americanophile (November can't come fast enough....)
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To: LdSentinal
Every national news outlet signed off the first night of Katrina basically saying that New Orleans had dodged a bullet... everyone including Bush went to sleep thinking everything was ok...

When we all woke up the next morning everything had done to hell in a handbasket... Bush and other rescuers started to respond ... but then moronic people in New Orleans started SHOOTING at the people trying to help them. This cause several days of delays before rescuers could be safely brought in without fearing for their lives.

Compare that to what Obama has done... it's been like a month and a half now... and all he has done is pick up a few tar balls and appoint a commission to study the problem between his golf games and parties.

9 posted on 06/07/2010 11:57:02 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: LdSentinal; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; genetic homophobe; Impy; ...
RE :”A month and a half after the spill began, 69 percent in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll rate the federal response negatively. That compares with a 62 negative rating for the response to Katrina two weeks after the August 2005 hurricane.

I still think Bush was a crappy president but a poll like this REALLY warms my heart, finally Obama and democrats are getting what they deserve. They demigod-ed Katrina to death and this is justice, sweet smelling justice too. (Glad it aint President Mccain.)

"I love the sweet smell of oil in the morning staining the Obama legacy" to steal from Apocalypse Now.

10 posted on 06/07/2010 12:00:36 PM PDT by sickoflibs ( "It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: americanophile

11 posted on 06/07/2010 12:02:27 PM PDT by chris37
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To: TexasFreeper2009
Unfortunately, by the time the next presidential election happens, this will all be forgotten.
12 posted on 06/07/2010 12:02:29 PM PDT by MrNeutron1962
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To: LdSentinal

O hates the Gulf of Mexico


13 posted on 06/07/2010 12:16:30 PM PDT by xp38
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To: LdSentinal

I think they wanted oily birds and spoiled beaches to justify Cap n Tax, seize oil companies and pursue their “green economy”. Fortunately it is backfiring on them, bigtime!


14 posted on 06/07/2010 12:24:58 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Sacajaweau

Not a drop!


15 posted on 06/07/2010 12:25:21 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: sickoflibs

7 out of 10

LOL!


16 posted on 06/07/2010 12:36:11 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: Sacajaweau
None of that oil should have ever reached shore.






Media fail repeatedly to mention the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 giving POTUS complete responsibility for immediate action in cleaning up an oil spill.

17 posted on 06/07/2010 12:46:21 PM PDT by ignoramus2010
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To: ignoramus2010
VP Biden has been busy too.


18 posted on 06/07/2010 12:53:13 PM PDT by Hoodat (.For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: LdSentinal
Unexpected
19 posted on 06/07/2010 12:54:35 PM PDT by Justa
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To: LdSentinal
President Obama doesn't care about pelicans!"

20 posted on 06/07/2010 12:58:25 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: LdSentinal

Obama has spent too much time hobnobbing it with with other elites at Parties, Golfing, and had 2 Vacations during one of the biggest if not the biggest environmental disaster ever.

It is time to frame and typecast Obama as Uncaring, Incompetent, Elitist, and Out of Touch.


21 posted on 06/07/2010 1:04:52 PM PDT by ignoramus2010
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To: chris37

White man’s overbite?


22 posted on 06/07/2010 1:06:27 PM PDT by GBA (Resistance is Constitutional!)
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To: ignoramus2010
Media fail repeatedly to mention the Oil Pollution Act of 1990
giving POTUS complete responsibility for immediate action in cleaning up an oil spill.
Good catch! You should post that as a free-standing thread.

23 posted on 06/07/2010 1:31:29 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion ( DRAFT PALIN)
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion
Good catch! You should post that as a free-standing thread.

Yes kudos to the author of the article. I think it has its own thread already.
24 posted on 06/07/2010 1:42:41 PM PDT by ignoramus2010
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To: sickoflibs
They demigod-ed Katrina to death and this is justice, sweet ...justice ...

You're right, sickoflibs - it's sweet.

25 posted on 06/07/2010 1:45:16 PM PDT by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php?area=dam&lang=eng)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
Compare that to what Obama has done... it's been like a month and a half now... and all he has done is pick up a few tar balls and appoint a commission to study the problem between his golf games and parties.

Don't forget his first responders were...lawyers!

26 posted on 06/07/2010 1:45:25 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: LdSentinal; All
“Oilgate”----

BP chief Tony Hayward sold shares weeks before oil spill

Goldman Sachs Sells Off BP Stocks 3 Three Weeks Before Oil Spill

Zero Hedge:A Series Of Lucky Coincidences Involving Goldman Sachs And BP plc

Bombshell expose'. The real reason the oil still flows into the Gulf of Mexico

BP's Main Cash Recipients in Washington, DC

The time line on an AWOL “president’s” handling of the gulf oil Spill

27 posted on 06/07/2010 1:50:20 PM PDT by Larousse2 (The price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance. ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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